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Eleanor Roosevelt's FBI Files
Topics: Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation, FOIA, Freedom of Information,...
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FBI files relating to Marilyn Monroe.
Topics: Marilyn Monroe, FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation, FOIA, Freedom of Information, Freedom of...
Community Texts
by Soncino
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The Complete Soncino Talmud
Topics: Talmud, Soncino, Mishna, Judaism
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by Gerschom Scholem
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In his introduction to Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism , Scholem blames Jewish scholars of the Haskalah period, who, because of what he decried their antagonism and neglect of the study of Kabbalah, allowed the field be all but monopolized by "charlatans and dreamers". Scholem's chapter on Merkabah mysticism and Jewish gnosticism deals mainly with the mystical books the Lesser Hechalot and the Greater Hechalot , tracts written and edited between the 2nd and 6th centuries C.E. Scholem...
Topics: Kabalah, merkabah, mysticism, Judaism, major trends, medieval.
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Flavius Josephus
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LibriVox recording of the Minor Works of Flavius Josephus. Read by volunteer readers. There are 3 parts to this collection. (1) Against Apion is a two-volume defence of Judaism as classical religion and philosophy, stressing its antiquity, as opposed to what Josephus claimed was the relatively more recent tradition of the Greeks. Some anti-Judean allegations ascribed by Josephus to the Greek writer Apion, and myths accredited to Manetho are also addressed. (2) Discourse To The Greeks Concerning...
Topics: Librivox, audiobook, history, religion, Judaism, Jewish history, Hebrews, laws, government,...
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by Gerschom Scholem
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The twentieth century produced a galaxy of extraordinary Jewish historians. Gershom Scholem stands out among them for the richness and power of his historical imagination. Born in Berlin in 1897, Scholem became a Zionist as a young student in a revolt against his family's bourgeois and assimilated life. He learned Hebrew and studied Kabbalah, the world of mystical teachings that had become marginalized--indeed stigmatized--within the mainstream rationalist Jewish tradition. In 1923, Scholem...
Topics: Sabbatai Sevi, Nathan of Gaza, Sabbatianism, Judaism, Ottoman Turkey, Islam, Bektashism